Downed Wires Catch Ablaze, Cause Brush Fire in Bolton

NBC Connecticut

Part of Interstate 384 West was closed for a significant amount of time due to multiple fires involving downed wires in Bolton, town officials said.

Firefighters said they were called to wires on fire on the I-384 on-ramp near the Bolton Post Office at about 3:40 p.m. Responding crews found wires and a downed tree on fire, as well as fire spreading up a hill leading to Bolton Notch State Park.

Eversource crews were called in to de-energize the wires. Fire officials then put out the three-acre fire, according to the Bolton Volunteer Fire Department.

Multiple nearby fire departments were called in to assist. The fires have been put out, and the road has since reopened.

According to Eversource, about 30% of customers in town were without power. That number has since decreased, with power expected to be fully restored by 2 a.m.

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